1 Kings Chapter 6
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1 And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fourth year of Solomon's reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month, that he began to build the house of the LORD.
6 The nethermost chamber was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad: for without in the wall of the house he made narrowed rests round about, that the beams should not be fastened in the walls of the house.
7 And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:
15 And he built the walls of the house within with boards of cedar, both the floor of the house, and the walls of the cieling: and he covered them on the inside with wood, and covered the floor of the house with planks of fir.
20 And the oracle in the forepart was twenty cubits in length, and twenty cubits in breadth, and twenty cubits in the height thereof: and he overlaid it with pure gold; and so covered the altar which was of cedar.
27 And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.
32 The two doors also were of olive tree; and he carved upon them carvings of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, and overlaid them with gold, and spread gold upon the cherubims, and upon the palm trees.
38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof, and according to all the fashion of it. So was he seven years in building it.
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Matthew Henry's 1 Kings Chapter 6 Bible commentary...
The building of Solomon's temple. (1-10) Promise given concerning the temple. (11-14) Particulars respecting the temple. (15-38)1-10 The temple is called the house of the Lord, because it was directed and modelled by him, and was to be employed in his service. This gave it the beauty of holiness, that it was the house of the Lord, which was far beyond all other beauties. It was to be the temple of the God of peace, therefore no iron tool must be heard; quietness and silence suit and help religious exercises. God's work should be done with much care and little noise. Clamour and violence often hinder, but never further the work of God. Thus the kingdom of God in the heart of man grows up in silence, #Mr 5:27|.
11-14 None employ themselves for God, without having his eye upon them. But God plainly let Solomon know that all the charge for building this temple, would neither excuse from obedience to the law of God, nor shelter from his judgments, in case of disobedience.
15-38 See what was typified by this temple. 1. Christ is the true Temple. In him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead; in him meet all God's spiritual Israel; through him we have access with confidence to God. 2. Every believer is a living temple, in whom the Spirit of God dwells, #1Co 3:16|. This living temple is built upon Christ as its Foundation, and will be perfect in due time. 3. The gospel church is the mystical temple. It grows to a holy temple in the Lord, enriched and beautified with the gifts and graces of the Spirit. This temple is built firm, upon a Rock. 4. Heaven is the everlasting temple. There the church will be fixed. All that shall be stones in that building, must, in the present state of preparation, be fitted and made ready for it. Let sinners come to Jesus as the living Foundation, that they may be built on him, a part of this spiritual house, consecrated in body and soul to the glory of God.
Timothy Wayne George's 1 Kings Chapter 6 comment on 6/25/2012, 10:44am...
God has given the command to Solomon how he is to build his house, and the exact requirement. It took seven years to complete the task, and this represents perfection. Now the only thing that is left is to keep all of the statutes, and the commandments of the law, and all of the promises to that God made to David will be fulfilled.
The Lord Jesus will is the completion of the promise, and he is of the lion of the tribe of Judah. He will take the title deed of this world, and rule on the throne of his father David as the King of Kings, and Lord of Lords in his everlasting Kingdom. Even so come quickly Lord Jesus.
Needs Answer's 1 Kings Chapter 6 comment on 6/24/2012, 2:36am...
What does I Kings Chapter 6 means or its summary??
Bane's 1 Kings Chapter 6 comment on 2/02/2012, 4:48am...
About months ZIF and BUL.
I intended to send a link but it is not allowed in this comments. So i will say what I discovered
(I am a bit confused too):
These months are from some "sacred calendar" which is parallel in total to Jew calendar, so ZIF is a second month and it is parallel to ijjar and BUL is 8. month and is parallel to marhesvan.
It is a great pleasure to me if I was of any help.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
John pereira's 1 Kings Chapter 6 comment on 1/31/2012, 3:21am...
what are the months zif and bul
Matthew's 1 Kings Chapter 6 comment on 11/17/2011, 2:28am...
Whatever the mouth of the LORD speaketh will surely come to pass.He told David that his son will build the Temple and now God has given Solomon even more wisdom than David himself wouldnt have thought of.
Precious's 1 Kings Chapter 6 comment on 7/14/2011, 8:50am...
God is more interested in our obeying his commands more than any type of service we can render to Him, while solomon was building the great house, He still spoke to him asking that he walk in His commandment. LET'S BE CAREFUL OF
Kamran Fazal's 1 Kings Chapter 6 comment on 1/17/2011, 2:00am...
God wants us to listen His words in our daily life. He wants us to obey according to His word. As Solomon did each and every job in building the Lord's Temple.Then He will bless us as He blessed Solomon in life.
Because He loves us.
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